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Possible labor gown?Jessica Simpson, who FYI is still pregnant, had a dream. Not a dream about equality or civil rights or anything like that. She had a dream that she gave birth ... in a leopard caftan. And now she's determined to get her hands on one. She tweeted: "I just woke up from a dream that I wore a leopard caftan in the hospital. Fabulous!! Now I need to find one!”
At first, I sort of rolled my eyes at this notion, as giving birth in a leopard caftan sounds pretty asinine -- at least on paper. But the more I started thinking about it, the more I kind of got into the idea. I mean, why the hell not? I'm all for gettin' gussied up for the birth of your baby.
Now, would I wear a leopard caftan to the birth of my child? No. I personally would feel like an idiot in such a thing. I'll take the nasty, ugly hospital gown (since it's clearly going to get all sorts of fluids on it), thankyouverymuch. But I have made sure to take care of a few "beauty" things before my due date (which is in two days!), because, from what I hear, once you give birth, you don't have a heck of a lot of time to yourself. Also, who doesn't like feeling pretty?
A few weeks ago, I got my hair highlighted. I was way overdue to begin with, but I thought timing my appointment a little while before my due date was a good idea, since God knows when I'm going to have an extra three hours to make the trek into the city to get my hair did. Also, I realize that there will be pictures. Lots of pictures. And I know that when I look back, my glaring brown roots will annoy me.
I also got a pedicure. Now, I got a pedicure last week, and still there's no baby in sight, so, not sure it'll last 'til my delivery, but right now, I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Especially since I'm not exactly feeling my most attractive right now.
What else? Oh, I bought a robe! Just a plain one from Target, but it'll be nice to slip into something cute (and new!) once the baby's born. I have a feeling it'll be some time before I'm yuckin' it up in stilettos and leather pants, so anything I can deem "cute" is welcome.
That's all. For now. Who knows what else I'll do while I wait for my baby? I've cleaned my house 700 times, and it's kind of getting old, so maybe another pedicure will be in order soon. Darn.
Did you do anything to look pretty for the birth of your baby?